Set 1: Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Bird Song, Promised Land, Sugaree, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, Stella Blue, El Paso, Casey Jones
Set 2: Greatest Story Ever Told, Playing In The Band, Brown Eyed Women, Tennessee Jed, Truckin' > Dark Star > Comes A Time
July 18, 2020 Subject:
A diamond-eyed Jack
Only thing missing from this show is Pig
For just pure vintage Dead 72 is probably the year.
And what I mean by that is to me the vocals are pristine.
Both Bobby and Jerry are able to nail their tunes.
71 was a year for just going on the road and being a rock band.
And 73 was a year for psychedelic jazz exploration.
1972 is kinda somewhere in the middle.
The conquest of Europe had to give the band
some renewed vim and vigour.
This show in particular is very sweet.
1st set that could be two first sets in the late 1980's.
Pretty cool intro for Jack Straw.
Jerry lost some lyrics during Loser and the tune is still cool.
Props to Keith, He gives the band a lighter sound, boogie woogie.
Very evident on BIODTL.
Stella just comes out of nowhere. So unlike anything they had played up to this point during this show. They debuted it a month earlier for Pig's last gig. They still haven't even worked out the backing vocals yet--Wow, is this bitter sweet.
El PASO- One of the few tunes i can still at this late date
sing all the way through.
Casey Jones only the Grateful Dead could have such an awesome tune in their repertoire and they hardly ever played it in the last half of their career.
I was a little slack on my review of 7/18/72 on the other copies of this show. So I wanted to give this the love it surely deserves.
We have this gem that really documents the mighty 1972 GD.
PITB is becoming a monster jam tune keeps stretching out furthur!
This is the point where they start to really explore
getting into the psychedelic
just kinda hold on
and go with that flow
Did anyone see where the tune was heading
when it FTP- February of 1971
B.E. Women- as I mentioned someplace else this is a perky version
it might be Phil he is really singing his butt off.
"Hey fix the f@ckin monitors"
Great banter throughout this show
Tenn Jed-so we have 2 Garcia tunes
not usually heard back to back.
Truckin>Dark Star>Comes a Time
That riff in the Truckin' jam is sorta bluesy
As i have surely stated before
72 is my favorite year for T-R-U-C-K-I-N.
(also Englishtown-77 my all time favorite version)
They don't jam into the Star they drop into it.
Just a beautiful Dark Star with Garcia just going the extra mile
If you track all the way thru to Comes A Time
then yes you are Dead to the core.
Don't have to be a rocket scientist for this!
(Soundboard drops out towards end-ouch!)
Sugar Magnolia and 3rd set
also available (see other copies)